Brad

Brad

Fremont, Ca, USA

June 24, 2016
Rated 2.0

It was pretty expensive($14/adult) for what it is. It was cool to see, but not worth what it cost for a family of 5. Parking is downright dangerous! Its located across the street with no tunnel, bridge, or even a crosswalk to get you across busy highway 101. Its also located on a blind curve so you must run across the highway and take your chances.

3 people found this review helpful
June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0

We stayed only 1 night at the campground. We booked a site in the center of the campground which backed to the playground. It's about a 10 minute walk to the beach. The inside sites are fairly open with very little trees. Pick an outside site nearest the beach for the best possibility of shade.

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June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0

We had a great time at High Life Adventures. The staff was very friendly and funny and made us feel secure at all times. The zip lines start very easy to build confidence then end with almost terrifying. One thing that drew us to this company was the fact that they will accommodate riders weighing less than 60 lbs. by running them tandem. The property is very unique with ponds and a lake as well as many mature trees to zip through. They provided cookies and refreshments half way through. Their location is very close to town but feels very remote. I've zip-lined before and would definitely recommend High Life Adventures for new and experienced zippers.

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June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0

This place ended up being a full day of fun for my family. Be warned though that you will pay plenty for this fun though. Most of my family ended up doing the bungee jump, which we never thought we would have done. We also did the high-line tree top course. It was scarier than it looks from below. There is an east and west side to visit with a free bus to shuttle between. The best fun was the toboggan runs which you can do all day for one price. Be careful though as too much speed will cause you to crash and get hurt.

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June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0

What a cool little campground. The shoreline was teaming with thousands of pollywogs when we were there in June. I can't imagine how loud it would be when they all turn into frogs. Bring a boat if you can to get out on the lake to do some fishing. We caught a small trout from shore, but the deeper water is only accessible by boat.

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June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0

This hotel is very nice. They just finished a major renovation of their rooms and restaurant. Its right on the river. Our room was in the building across the river from the main lodge and was connected by a covered bridge. They have an indoor and outdoor pool as well as a hot tub. The room was very clean and modern with a slight rustic touch. It was raining while we were there, so the indoor pool and hot tub was appreciated. One thing you should be aware of if you get a room with a fireplace is that you may experience a burning plastic smell. We had a fireplace but didn't use it, but when other rooms nearby used there's, we got a terrible smell coming through ours. I was told that the flue dampers were welded open. Not sure what's wrong with the venting, but something was not right. Other than that, everything was great.

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June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0

This trail is definitely worth the walk. Its an easy, paved trail that takes you to some spectacular spots on the river with information boards to describe how they were formed. Don't forget your camera.

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June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0

I just loved this campground. I was blown away at how cool the sites were. We were lucky enough to get a riverside site with a private beach. Fishing was said to be very good according to a neighbor, but I didn't have time to prove that. This was our family's one-night stop before heading north to Crater Lake. Midweek there was hardly anyone there in late June.

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June 24, 2016
Rated 3.0

This was a fun side trip, but not a destination. Honestly, I had a hard time seeing the height differences said to be a phenomenon here. The guide was very good and funny.

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June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0

This is a great activity to do if you are staying in or passing through the area. Its a bit expensive for the whole family, but worth it. It includes a boat ride across the lake and a bus ride up the hill to the cave. Tip: sit on the driver's side if you are afraid of heights. I wish I had my laser pointer with me to point out specific formations. There is plenty of room for RV parking and turn around. Do the right thing and tip your guide and bus driver.

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